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Old 03-10-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation slack boot and GUI...................


ooooooooook so i hade mandrake couldnt ever get it to interface with my nic card........ so i got redhat didnt work.......and now i gotz slack and from what iz herd its the best...ok enuf crap. so wen i boot it will just go to a screen with a grey cursor in top left of screen. so i put in a boot disk(almost didnt make one when i was instaling) and pres inter. it boots i log in as root and read the funy little message(makes this os all worth it :] ). and thats about it..... lol so how bout that kde,gnome,or enlightinment(wich i look forward to seeing) it wont load an enviroment am i just an idiot
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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You need to add a user account and configure XFree86, slackware does not do these during the install.
Do "adduser" and follow the prompts to add a user account and "xf86config" to configure your X server (make sure you have your monitor manual nearby).
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Old 03-10-2003, 11:41 PM   #3
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Hey, just thought I'd jump in on this one...
I did adduser, went through the process, now I get errors when I startx from user. Startx only works from root (too dangerous for me)

Also, I had Mandrake once before and I got my USB Optical mouse to work by changing a line in /etc/X11/XF86config-4, problem is now there is no config-4 in my X11 file under Slack.

Any Ideas?
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:10 AM   #4
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Hey, just thought I'd jump in on this one...
I did adduser, went through the process, now I get errors when I startx from user. Startx only works from root (too dangerous for me)
Post any error messages from /var/log/XFree86.0.log

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Also, I had Mandrake once before and I got my USB Optical mouse to work by changing a line in /etc/X11/XF86config-4, problem is now there is no config-4 in my X11 file under Slack.

Any Ideas?
Slackware uses XF86Config, the only time you get the -4 is when your distro offers XFree86-3.x.x and XFree86-4.x.x during the install, slackware only has XFree86-4.x.x available during install.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:18 AM   #5
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ok, that makes sense. Problem is, I can't get my USB Optical Wheel mouse to work even after editing the XF86Config file.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:33 AM   #6
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Have a look at the following thread about a usb mouse.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 01:49 AM   #7
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Nevermind, I fixed it. Thanks though.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:15 PM   #8
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Lightbulb erp

ok how boput sum helkp with the second part of my question. It will only start with a boot disk. i have no clu y i dont get any errors it just wont boot w/o a b/d.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:17 PM   #9
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btw sorry bout spelling on last one i wasnt payin attintion and it isnt exactly my area of knowlage.......err... any way thanx a bunch aussie
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:57 PM   #10
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ok so i did that stuff and i get errors up the i/o port .it wont load a gui my keyboard aint in the my mouse wont load(no clue were usb port directorys are) and if i have a 64mb grfix card would it b 6400k?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 08:58 PM   #11
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64MB = 65536KB. You need to configure your X. Try with xf86config for starters. After that's done, type startx to try to get to GUI. If you can't, post any messages you get here. Also, we'll need to see a copy of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file if your mouse, keyboard, or video output don't work.

You're set so that you have to boot with a boot disk right? Run fdisk /dev/hda (or whatever your Linux is on) to see if you have your bootable partition set up (i.e. /dev/hda1). It will have a * on the line that has it set up. If none have a * in them, you need to set your root partition as bootable by toggling the flag. I can't remember which option it is, you can get a list of options with fdisk. Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 09:59 PM   #12
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thanx for help ill print and try it out in a sec. should my root hda be bootable or my swap? cuz rite now i ook like this: hda1 bootable swap.......(not in that order oranything) hda2 root
 
Old 03-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #13
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You should probably have your root partition as bootable. If your root aka / is /dev/hda2, then set that as bootable. If anything goes wrong, you can change the bootable flag back if you like.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 11:18 PM   #14
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what ever i give up ill just get evrything off my hard drive and unplug my comp i give up trying to use linux im just too stupid to use anything above winblowz yet i can not even have that cuz my discs broke i canot get x to work at all so i shal say farewell my breif freinds




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Old 03-14-2003, 11:50 PM   #15
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Wait a minute here. Don't give up so quickly. You'll get up and running. It just takes some patience and time to learn a new way of doing things.
 
  


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